Pakistan pacer Muhammad Irfan, in a recent interview, said that Gautam Gambhir was not comfortable while batting against him.
According to PTI, Irfan recalled that Gambhir’s discomfort, while facing him during the 2012 bilateral series, finished the his white-ball career.
“When I played against India, they were not comfortable batting against me. Some of them told me in the 2012 series in India that they couldn’t sight my ball properly because of my height and also didn’t read my pace,” Irfan told the Samaa channel.
“I think his career ended because of me. After that he never returned to the team,” he was quoted as saying by NDTV.
According to the PTI report Irfan claimed that Gambhir did not like to face him during matches and always avoided eye to eye contact during practice.
“I remember I got him out four times in the 2012 limited over series and he was unnerved against me,” Irfan told PTI.
Pakistan had toured India in 2012-13 to play a two-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series and a three-match ODI series, NDTV report added.
Twitter users have not taken kindly to Irfan’s claims:
So Mohammad Irfan is officially a KNOWN person in India after his hilarious Claim to fame#GautamGambhir— Rachana Srivastava (@ItsRachanaS) October 7, 2019